There’s no point describing a person as being of African descent — that’s describing the entire human race.
Y Chromosome Migration map of the last 70,000 years. © 2008; Scientific American
Every time I hear people refer to black folk as “people of African descent”, I chuckle a little bit inside. What’s even more amusing is the common practice of referring to white folk as people of North Eastern European descent. Both expressions are largely incorrect. The research of the Human Genome project over the last 20 years has proven in fact that we are all Africans.
We are only capable of good because we are intrinsically evil.
What is evil? The first thing that comes to the mind of many is the wanton and indiscriminate destruction of life by one of another. But evil is far more systemic than that. In fact, when the Bible asserts that the love of money is the root of all evil, it is being fatuously narrow minded. The love of money is merely a coefficient. The root of all evil is much, much deeper than that.
It’s not by hypocrisy that the playing field isn’t level. It’s by necessity.
The greatest conquerors of the old (and new) world are white. Why is that?
Have you ever wondered how is it that white folks essentially control the vast majority of the power in the world? I’ve heard many theories on the subject, from Afrocentric philosophers to white supremacists – all of which have gaping holes in their logic. The answer is deceptively simple. This time, it’s nurture that has compelled nature in the most profound way possible.
There are some things in the world whose majesty should only be appreciated from afar off.
Pudong, Shanghai city limits
I had a strange feeling in my gut when I was first told that I was being nominated to attend a seven week conference in China (of all places in the world). I wasn’t sure whether I was supposed to be excited or perturbed. It took me only 4 days in China however to realise that I should’ve stayed home. This post covers the last four of the 10 critical lessons I learned about China.
Be warned. It gets pretty ugly from here on out: